Explore some of the stories of our work in social innovation and impact – from talks, workshops and roundtables, to projects and programmes.

The Insight Programme

Yesterday afternoon, our CEO, Kamran Rashid was joined by GatenbySanderson’s Inclusion & Diversity Manager, Ainslie Wilson-Shearer, to host

26 March 2021 | Imran Ali
The Insight Programme – GatenbySanderson x Impact Hub Bradford

GatenbySanderson’s pro bono Insight Programme  – designed to support aspiring Non-Executive Directors from under-represented groups – is now

22 March 2021 | Imran Ali
Call For Evidence: The Potential Of Civil Society

At the end of 2020 we shared our CEO, Kamran Rashid's contribution to the launch of the Law Family Commission on Civil Society and his role on the

17 March 2021 | Imran Ali
Culture 101, with the Cultural Ecology Project

We're immensely proud of one of our oldest and one our favourite members, Madiha Ansari, with the launch of her Culture 101 initiative, which just

17 March 2021 | Imran Ali
Launching Bradford’s Economic Recovery Plan

Bradford District Metropolitan Council has been a key partner for Impact Hub Bradford for many years; as well as contributing our perspectives to the

10 March 2021 | Imran Ali
Big Female Energy: International Women’s Day 2021

At Impact Hub Bradford, Big Female Energy is baked right into everything we do and every person in the organisation. Our core belief in women as

08 March 2021 | Imran Ali
Values: Codesigning Social Impact

We had a wonderful response to our survey on Codesigning Social Impact with over 60 people volunteering their experiences and perspectives for the

04 March 2021 | Imran Ali
Introducing SUSTAIN

Last week we were excited to host the digital launch of SUSTAIN, our collaboration with PwC, to support organisations trying to make a social impact

03 March 2021 | Imran Ali
Necessity – Exploring the Questions

Last year, Impact Hub Bradford joined Necessity, a living digital archive rooted in social and environmental justice. Necessity aims to

11 February 2021 | Imran Ali
Codesigning Social Impact in Bradford

In January 2020, the Bradford Social Innovation Partnership (BSIP), an initiative led by Impact Hub Bradford, was successful in attracting a £6.6

28 January 2021 | Imran Ali
The UK’s Most Entrepreneurial City 2020

Bradford's got hustle. with the city once more in the news as a startup hub, being ranked second amongst the country's most entrepreneurial cities.

24 January 2021 | Imran Ali
Reflecting On 2020 – A Message From The CEO

Reflections On 2020 20:20 has long been our shorthand for “clarity of vision” and with that in mind, it's timely for Impact Hub Bradford and I

18 December 2020 | Imran Ali
Collisions, Co-learning & Connectedness: Remembering Tony Hsieh

My career in technology, research and innovation cultures over the last twenty years has been shaped by two central ideas - diversity and

13 December 2020 | Imran Ali
The Phoenix Fund

Last September, the Global Fund for Children and The National Lottery Community Fund recently partnered to deliver The Phoenix Fund - an emergency

04 December 2020 | Imran Ali
Law Family Commission on Civil Society

Earlier today the Law Family Commission on Civil Society held its public launch, bringing together seventeen leading figures drawn from politics,

01 December 2020 | Imran Ali
BUILD a Better Tomorrow

BUILD is a unique 3-month programme for entrepreneurs and founders in Leeds City Region who are creating innovative businesses that blend purpose

27 November 2020 | Imran Ali
Member Fozia Naseem “Closes the Gap” with Adidas

Last September, Fozia Naseem, our most recent member was selected for the groundbreaking Close The Gap programme; a unique partnership between the

25 November 2020 | Imran Ali
Seizing the Moment

One of our strategic partners, the Royal Society of Arts, yesterday published a report exploring the response of the public sector to the challenges

24 November 2020 | Imran Ali
Social Enterprise Day

Today is Social Enterprise Day 2020 – part of Global Entrepreneurs Week and a day to raise the profile of social enterprise around the world. To

19 November 2020 | Imran Ali
Marcus Rashford x Margaret McMillan

“It’s a little over a century ago that the idea of free school meals became part of the fabric of British society, and that was only after years

12 November 2020 | Imran Ali
Impact Hub at Bradford’s Cultural Voice

We're still very much enjoying the afterglow of our launch in October, so it was great to hear that the Bradford Cultural Voice forum planned to

01 November 2020 | Imran Ali
GROW – Impact Leadership in 7 weeks

This November we’ll be hosting a wonderful opportunity to join a seven-week impact leadership programme. The programme is called GROW. The GROW

23 October 2020 | Imran Ali
Introducing… Impact Hub Bradford

Hey everyone, thank you all for joining us at our digital launch last Thursday. We'd been conscious of the "Zoom fatigue” many of us are feeling

15 October 2020 | Imran Ali
Roundtable with Crown VCSE Representative Claire Dove OBE

In February 2020, we hosted Claire Dove OBE, the Crown representative for the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector for a

05 February 2020 | Kamran Rashid
Humane Tech: An evening with… Rachel Coldicutt

On 27th November 2019, Impact Hub Bradford hosted an evening with Rachel Coldicutt CEO of Doteveryone, a think tank that champions responsible

27 November 2019 | Imran Ali
Royal Society of Arts Fellows’ Northern Meetup

In October 2019, we hosted our first event with the Royal Society of Arts, bringing together Fellows from around the North of England. The RSA

24 October 2019 | Kamran Rashid
Partnership with Red Bull Amaphiko

Impact Hub Bradford worked with Red Bull to bring their global social innovation programme, Amaphiko Academy to Bradford. Find out more about the

28 September 2019 | Kamran Rashid
Social Enterprise 101 – the fundamentals

In September 2019, our team hosted Social Enterprise 101, an interactive workshop introducing the fundamentals of social enterprise. Participants

24 September 2019 | Kamran Rashid
Q&A with Red Bull’s Social Innovation team

In August 2019, we worked with Red Bull's Social Innovation team to host a Q&A about their upcoming Amaphiko Academy. Red Bull worked with our

07 August 2019 | Kamran Rashid
Leadership for Humankind with Neil Gibb

In July 2019, the team at Impact Hub Bradford incubated a weekend leadership programme for social innovators, Leadership for Humankind, an “urban

13 July 2019 | Imran Ali
Open Consultation: Social Enterprise Support

In July 2019, we invited charities, social enterprises or anyone interested in starting a venture with a social purpose to an open consultation on

10 July 2019 | Kamran Rashid
The Life and Death of Everything Now: An evening with… Neil Gibb

In collaboration with the Bradford Literature Festival, we brought one of our most requested TEDxBradford 2019 speakers back to the city in July

06 July 2019 | Imran Ali
British Council Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) programme

In June 2019, we partnered with Impact Hub Kings Cross as part of the British Council’s Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE)

29 June 2019 | Kamran Rashid
A vision for Social Impact & Social Enterprise

In April 2019, we led a creative co-design workshop on designing a vision for social impact and social enterprise in Bradford. Participants explored

10 April 2019 | Kamran Rashid
Architectural Heritage Fund

In 2018, the Architectural Heritage Fund awarded our team a Project Viability Grant to explore the commercial viability of our proposed home in

01 April 2019 | Imran Ali
Bradford’s Local Access Partnership

Over the last year, our team has been leading an exciting social investment bid for Bradford district. This £33 million, 10-year initiative brings

16 March 2019 | Kamran Rashid
Co-Designing Our New Space

In March 2019, we invited guests to join our team and Bauman Lyons Architects for a placemaking workshop. The event sought to codesign and cocreate a

12 March 2019 | Imran Ali
Yorkshire Game Jam – Bradford

Did you know Yorkshire is home to a thriving games sector? In February 2019, our partners Weirdspace were involved in the GamesLab Leeds

23 February 2019 | Imran Ali
Social Enterprise Ecosystem with Bradford Council

Throughout 2019, Impact Hub Bradford supported the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council with the goal of nurturing and building the

01 February 2019 | Kamran Rashid
Foodpreneurs – Feeding the City Programme

In collaboration with Impact Hub Kings Cross’ Feeding the City programme, we delivered and developed an idea generation workshop for

22 January 2019 | Kamran Rashid